It’s a movement that began during Christmas in 2012 with a competition to select the “cleanest” family in this village. The festival-specific contest in the village, located about 80 km from Assam’s largest city Guwahati, has now morphed into the ambition to win the “Cleanest Village in Asia” title once held by Mawlynnong in neighbouring Meghalaya.

“Since then, we have discussed the issue. If Mawlynnong can become the cleanest village in Asia, why not us? We have everything — a village bigger than Mawlynnong with abundance of nature, beautiful landscape and very generous and hospitable people,” Elvin Phangso, a local teacher said.

To this end, the residents of Shikdamakha village in nature-rich Karbi Anglong district are leaving no stone unturned to go one step ahead of Mawlynnong. Read More

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